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IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

Mr. GARVEY (for himself Mrs. DuBois-Granger, Mr. Blackstone and Mr Kane) introduced the following bill with thanks to Mr. HINCHEY; 

A BILL

To amend title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit employment discrimination based on participation in labor organization activities.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

 

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ‘Employee Rights Protection Act of 1987’.

 

SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS.
(a) DEFINITION- Section 701 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000e) is amended by adding at the end the following:

‘(o) The term ‘labor organization activities’ includes--

‘(1) organizing, forming, joining, or assisting a labor organization;

‘(2) bargaining collectively through employee representatives; and

‘(3) engaging in other employee concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining, or other employee mutual aid or protection.’.

(b) PROHIBITION OF DISCRIMINATION- (1) Section 703 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000e-242 U.S.C. 2000e-242 U.S.C. 2000e-242 U.S.C. 2000e-242 U.S.C. 2000e-2) is amended--

(A) in the heading by striking ‘OR NATIONAL ORIGIN’ and insert ‘NATIONAL ORIGIN, OR PARTICIPATION IN LABOR ORGANIZATION ACTIVITIES’,

(B) in subsection (a)--

(i) in paragraph (1) by striking ‘or national origin’ and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’, and

(ii) in paragraph (2) by striking ‘or national origin’ and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’,

(C) in subsection (b) by striking ‘or national origin’ each place it appears and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’,

(D) in subsection (c)--

(i) in paragraph (1) by striking ‘or national origin’ and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’, and

(ii) in paragraph (2) by striking ‘or national origin’ and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’,

(E) in subsection (d) by striking ‘or national origin’ and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’,

(F) in subsection (h)--

(i) by striking ‘or national origin’ the first place it appears and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’, and

(ii) by striking ‘or national origin’ the second place it appears and inserting ‘, national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’,

(G) in subsection (j) by striking ‘or national origin’ each place it appears and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’,

(H) in subsection (k)--

(i) in paragraph (1)(A)(i) by striking ‘or national origin’ and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’, and

(ii) in paragraph (3) by striking ‘or national origin’ and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’, and

(I) in subsection (l) by striking ‘or national origin’ and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’.

(2) Section 704(b) of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000e-3(b)42 U.S.C. 2000e-3(b)42 U.S.C. 2000e-3(b)42 U.S.C. 2000e-3(b)42 U.S.C. 2000e-3(b)) is amended by striking ‘or national origin’ and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’.

(3) Section 706(g)(2)(A) of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000e-5(g)(2)(A)42 U.S.C. 2000e-5(g)(2)(A)42 U.S.C. 2000e-5(g)(2)(A)42 U.S.C. 2000e-5(g)(2)(A)42 U.S.C. 2000e-5(g)(2)(A)) is amended by striking ‘or national origin’ and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’.

(4) Section 717 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000e-1642 U.S.C. 2000e-1642 U.S.C. 2000e-1642 U.S.C. 2000e-1642 U.S.C. 2000e-16) is amended--

(A) in subsection (a) by striking ‘or national origin’ and inserting ‘national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’, and

(B) in subsection (c) by striking ‘or national origin’ and inserting ‘, national origin, or participation in labor organization activities’.

 

SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.
This Act shall take effect on January 1, 1989.

 

PES

Amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to add references to discrimination on the basis of labor organization activities to provisions relating to various unlawful employment practices, enforcement, and Federal employment.

Edited by Brady

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